Clearfield Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

CLEARFIELD – Steven W. Serena, Clearfield, was sentenced to nine months to two years in state prison Monday for 40 counts of possession of child pornography. Serena was also sentenced to four years’ probation consecutive to the prison sentence. Serena was fined $1 per count and was ordered to pay for the cost of prosecution.

The pornography was discovered on his mother’s computer on Sept. 9, 2005, when his mother took it to Eagle Haven to have viruses removed and for repairs. While the computer was being worked on, a number of images featuring naked kids was discovered, as well as nude adult pictures.

During the preliminary hearing last year, Tpr. Matthew Powell, state police at Punxsutawney, noted that there were two places for storage of the pornography on the computer’s hard drive. Powell also noted that some of the pictures had been recently moved, used or opened prior to his investigation.

Tpr. Richard Crain, state police at Clearfield, stated during the hearing that Serena admitted to downloading porn and said he knew that their was child porn on the computer.

It was also noted by presiding Judge Fredric J. Ammerman that Serena had a juvenile sex offense as well.

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